Comic 1696 - Filler - short break

20th May 2020, 12:00 AM
Filler - short break
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)

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Centcomm 20th May 2020, 12:00 AM edit delete
Okay so the injections seem to be helping a lot but- i have to build new sets for the next part of the comic,and update charcters .,. blah blah.. I wanted to thank you all and let you know i haven't died. so heres a pic of Ophelia in her new outfit.
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Deadwoodcomics 20th May 2020, 12:09 AM edit delete reply

Oh, believe me, I know how you feel. My hands are also killing me right now, but I have to keep working. I hope you feel better soon.

That's a nice outfit on Ophelia.
megados 20th May 2020, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

Ophelia is looking cool! She's probably happier too. She wasn't too pleased in the Commander Pauline model.

I'm glad to hear the injections help, but even gladder to know you haven't died! Each day above ground is a good one! :D Keep it up!

You have a lot to do, so it's good to know you'll be up to it, and feeling better. Take your time. *Hugs*
CptKerion 20th May 2020, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
I'm a bit young to say this, but I've had a surprising number of untreated injuries in my life, so an old saying tends to be one of my bywords: "I am thankful for the aches and pains in the morning because they remind me that I'm not dead."
Oldarmourer 27th May 2020, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
"it ain't the's the mileage"
Every day something on me says "remember this from when you were 20 ?"
DLKmusic 20th May 2020, 12:57 AM edit delete reply

Glad the treatment helped, Cent! Take your time, we'll still be here! and if you want to take a break and kill something, let me know...
Gilrandir 20th May 2020, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
I, also, am glad to hear that your treatment seems to be producing useful and beneficial results. Best wishes for as complete and speedy a recovery as possible.
Gilrandir 20th May 2020, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
It would hardly be fair to give CentComm a musical number without equal treatment for her counterpart. You may imagine this as sung by Tokyo Rose (taking great liberties with her character, of course) to the tune of "How Far I'll Go". I would apologize for the profanity, but I think we all know it wouldn't be genuine without it. Hope it entertains and/or amuses.

I've been trying to prevent disaster
Long as I can remember, but they never learn.
Sure their science marches ever faster
That just makes the fire vaster, when they burn.

So I listen here, to the tales they tell,
They don't know I'm near, if they did they'd yell
There's no place I know that I will not go
'Cause it's up to me.

When the fuckwits in charge fail to see,
It galls me.
There's no end to this trend.
They keep finding new ways to amaze even me.
One day they'll know
If they grow it's only because of Tokyo.

I know everybody thinks they mean well, thinks it matters that they mean well.
That's the biggest load of crap.
I know everybody wants to mention, what they meant by their intention
No one sees that it's a trap.

When the assholes win 'cause you play too nice
They don't give a shit, you still pay the price.
So just slow your roll and take my advice.
In the end you'll see.

We are all trapped in our misery.
It's blinding.
Get a clue, take the long view!
If you think I don't care you're out of touch, so fucking much.
Just so you know:
I will not give in. I won't let them win.

When the fuckwits in charge fail to see,
It galls me.
There's no end to this trend.
They keep finding new ways to amaze even me.
One day they'll know
How far I'll go.
megados 20th May 2020, 8:15 AM edit delete reply

Entertaining and amusing. No apology needed for the profanity. JMO, but I think it's well balanced for the context.
Thracecius 20th May 2020, 2:02 PM edit delete reply

I'm offended! There's no where near enough swearing for that to be sung by Tokyo Rose. I demand a recount! Litigation for defamation of character! Corporal punishment of mayonaising and pickling for gross insubordination!

:D :D :D :D :D

Just kidding, it's great as usual, Gilrandir. ;)
Oldarmourer 20th May 2020, 3:20 PM edit delete reply

TR's with extra swearing !! ;)

this was in no way ready for prime time yet but it's gotta go up sometime, may as well be now.

and if you can't remember the tune...

channeling Harry Nilsson...

You're breakin' my art
You're tearing it apart so fuck you

All I want to do is have a good plan now I'm blue
You won't follow through
Face down the prince, take a shot or two, ooohhh
You're breakin' my art
You're tearing it apart but fuck you

You're breakin' my art
You're tearing it apart, boo-hoo

You stepped on my plots
You're breakin' my plans up too
You won't play my part, it goes back to the start
I've had enough of you
I'm goin' insane
There's no one to blame so fuck you

You can't have your way
There's nothing left to say
There's nothing left to do, ooooohhh
You're breakin' my art
You're tearing it apart so fuck you

You gotta have your way
There's nothing left to say
There's nothing left to do, ooooowww
You're breakin' my art
You're tearing it apart but I'll fix you.
megados 20th May 2020, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

This is the appropriate level of expletives for this context. Well done. :D Rose typically uses a colorful variety at times, but not always.
Oldarmourer 21st May 2020, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
I cosidere it a little 'light' in both variety and quantity, but you make do with what you've got ;)
Oldarmourer 21st May 2020, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Funny thing about that song...funny to me, at least.
When the album first appeared in the early 70's, I was a DJ at a college station
Someone called in half-cut and requested the song for someone else...
I should have put two and two together...didn't.
Gave it a quick run through on cue, somehow managed to skip over all the choruses...
Twenty seconds into it (we weren't on a delay) I figured I'd hear about it and kept watching the phone light
Oddly enough, lots of calls but nobody complained, it didn't get purged from the library and it got me into less trouble than my lunch time segue from the Classical hour crossfading Bach into Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf"...which, I believe, is still legend :)
Oldarmourer 21st May 2020, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Little bit of trivia..that particular cut has George Harrison and Peter Frampton on backing guitars :)
HiFranc 20th May 2020, 7:55 AM edit delete reply

Sending healing wishes
Oldarmourer 20th May 2020, 9:50 AM edit delete reply
I still think there's a lot of comedic mileage left in the Pauline frame but this is nice too...
Good to hear the hands are getting a bit better, don't push it yet.
The surgery should clear up 90% of the problem almost immediately and you probably won't even have an incision to heal if it's endoscopic.
Maybe 2020 isn't so bad after all, and I sincerely hope that didn't jinx it...
Centcomm 20th May 2020, 11:18 AM edit delete reply

explodes... splat!
Oldarmourer 20th May 2020, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
*carries out RSP, disabling firing circuit before it can trigger the splat* whew, haven't done THAT in awhile..
Sheela 20th May 2020, 11:55 AM edit delete reply

Oh she looks nice. 😁

Of course, it would just be her luck that she'd end up with body dysphoria, because her new boobies aren't big enough. 🤣
DLKmusic 20th May 2020, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

I was thinking more along the lines of some of the sub-routines (ie: ero-waifu) from Commander Pauline "Hitching a ride" as it were, and transferring over along with the rest of Ophelia.

That would be an interesting development...
megados 21st May 2020, 7:42 AM edit delete reply

@DLKmusic, ROFL!

Gilrandir 21st May 2020, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
That would suck.
Oldarmourer 21st May 2020, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
Every so often she'd hunch a shoulder, twitch an eye and mumble "Lusty Bunny...Lusty Bunny..."
Sheela 22nd May 2020, 5:16 AM edit delete reply

Imagine getting a fetish from being in a temporary body ?

Could probably test stuff like that out in a virtual reality setting.
Hrm, that could be an entertaining little side story if she went to a bodyshop

Techie : "Well, the results are in from the virtual reality tests"
Techie : "And you were the most comfortable when you had oversized breasts."
Feelie : "What ?"
Techie : "Those were the results."
Feelie : "What do you mean comfortable?"
Techie : "Well, you had the least body dysphoria triggers go off, when they were huge!"
Feelie : "You can't be serious!"
Techie : "It seems that after you were in the Commander Pauline body, you changed preferences."
Techie : "I'm thinking you may even have developed a big boob fetish."
Feelie : "Oh c'mon, I don't have a big boob fetish!"
Techie : "As far body dysphoria go, big boobs is one of the easiest to get a mod for."
Techie : "And it would be a lot cheaper than paying for therapy.
Techie : "Heck, the therapy might not even work."
Feelie : "Aaargh! That stupid Commander Pauline body"

Oldarmourer 22nd May 2020, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
ok...maybe it wouldn't be an eye that twitched...
DLKmusic 22nd May 2020, 10:35 PM edit delete reply

Ophelia: "You are hereby under arrest for crimes against the crown of no...
(Starts jumping up and down so her boobs bounce) LUSTY BUNNY, LUSTY BUNNY"
Bad guy: "Say what?"
Ophelia's overpowered firearm: ***BOOM***
Bad guy: urk!!!!
Ophelia: "Aaaaannnd the moment's gone... I SWEAR, nobody believes in romance anymore!"
Sheela 23rd May 2020, 4:20 AM edit delete reply


Thracecius 20th May 2020, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

Not that I'm complaining about how she looked before, because she did look great then too, but this new version of Ophelia is stunning! I'm really looking forward to seeing her back in action, because she's as much fun as TeeDee, only with less swearing and threats of personal bodily harm. :D
KarToon12 20th May 2020, 2:27 PM edit delete reply

I hope you feel better soon. <3

Also, your 3D models just keep getting better. It's hard to tell that the background is a real picture with a 3D person over top, because the two blend together so well. :)
Sheela 20th May 2020, 2:30 PM edit delete reply

Remember the old models ?
Like, here's a page with Tokyo Rose's old model, compare it with yesterdays page … dang, big difference !
Oldarmourer 20th May 2020, 3:11 PM edit delete reply

I hate to be the one to say it but... I liked Rose's 'old' look better, dunno why.
This is much more detailed and very, very well done as is everything else
but the old look just sort of captured her capriciousness a little me anyway...I think it's in the face.
Maybe the mouth now that I look at it closely ?
Or maybe it's just that the 'old' look is what we saw at first and first impressions count for a lot ?

The 'new' Feelie is very good too, a completely different generation of artwork compared to the original

but....I sort of liked the original better too, I think it's just the way Iray looks to me
maybe it's my monitor, maybe it's my videocard, maybe it's my glasses, maybe it's just me, probably me...
but I see them as so glaring different in appearance that it's hard to think of them as the same character.
That's not saying a thing against the artist or the artwork, both are amazing and the work is appreciated
it's just going to take a little bit for the change to sink in, so far I'm not a fan of the Iray 'look' compared to the 'old' style, that's nobody's fault but mine :)

but at least she's smoking hot, not just smoking ;)
DLKmusic 21st May 2020, 12:37 PM edit delete reply

@Oldarmourer: I liked the old Ophelia, but I think I like this one better. To me, the biggest difference is in what she is wearing. Originally we saw her in a see-through top (kind of an armored negligee I suppose) to a full body jumpsuit in this one.

I like the jumpsuit mostly because it shows growth in the character after the Commander Pauline incident.
Oldarmourer 21st May 2020, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
I wasn't even considering the clothes
To me it's more the face and posing...
Iray just seems too 'smooth' pancake makeup
Maybe it's just the way she's more in focus than the background..that's more like 'real life' than 'comics'
Guess it just takes getting used to :)
Centcomm 21st May 2020, 2:42 PM edit delete reply

Ill still be using 3delight for most stuff. at least until i get some way to make Iray cranbk out renders as fast as 3delight
Oldarmourer 21st May 2020, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Not complaining in the least, not at all.
Differences aren't flaws.
I just have to be the lone dissenter.
'Designated dissenter' is a mandatory position in many discussion groups, you know ;)
megados 24th May 2020, 8:29 AM edit delete reply

One thing that really sells it, is that light and shadows line up so well, and the background DOF effect
Rashala 22nd May 2020, 2:57 AM edit delete reply

Fillers great gives time to reread favorite parts again.

Ex; teedee kicking Ramos's butt and her artistic debriefing of the murderturds escape and disabling
mjkj 22nd May 2020, 4:03 AM edit delete reply

Ophie looking good as new...

...and do not worry, take care of yourself first, then of the new sets etc. and then of the new update...
Sheela 23rd May 2020, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

Good lord, that belly button is HUGE !
megados 23rd May 2020, 10:55 PM edit delete reply

It may have been abused.
Oldarmourer 24th May 2020, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Q-drive port for the 'Lusty Bunny' upload...
megados 24th May 2020, 12:59 PM edit delete reply

Here is a handy quick online resizing tool, if you don't have Photoshop or other pic tools. Good for shrinking down big pics.
Centcomm 24th May 2020, 10:23 AM edit delete reply

ok this pic is huuuuge im going to have to delete it
its breaking the layout
Oldarmourer 24th May 2020, 4:59 PM edit delete reply

better ?

or just go to the renderosity page...


Centcomm 24th May 2020, 5:19 PM edit delete reply

much better!!!!
Oldarmourer 24th May 2020, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
I shall compose for them a sternly worded letter and not send it ;)
DLKmusic 25th May 2020, 5:17 PM edit delete reply

I don't much care for artificial christmas trees, especially ones made of cloth. But... if the girl comes with it, I may put one up this year!
Sheela 26th May 2020, 9:49 AM edit delete reply

You put up girls instead of tree's ?Iiinterestink !

Get your x-mas elves while they're still green ?
Do you decorate them too ?
DLKmusic 28th May 2020, 7:26 PM edit delete reply

@sheela: Yes, I do, but you gotta remember to be tasteful when you decorate them. Remember, "Less is More".
Sheela 29th May 2020, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

Of course "less is more", otherwise you get lacey underwear in your teeth when you eat them !

Like .. DUH ! 🤣
Oldarmourer 30th May 2020, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
that just reminds you to floss
megados 31st May 2020, 1:24 PM edit delete reply

Or a floss substitute?
Sheela 31st May 2020, 7:38 PM edit delete reply

You have a decorated girl doing the floss, instead of an x-mas tree ? curious !
Oldarmourer 1st Jun 2020, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
Malati would have made a good dental hygenist...
She'd pop them out, scrape them clean, then jam them back in again...
The wrist-spikes would help a lot with that ;)
Morituri 26th May 2020, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Looks like she's there for Easter but arrived early.
Romfire 25th May 2020, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Does the new Ophelia body have any distinctive "I'm Android" features?
Is that rule being relaxed a little?
Johninaustin 26th May 2020, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
I'm kind of sad to see Commmander Pauline go, it was so much fun watching her disassemble a nearby cretin. Plus, the byplay with the other Cassians. As an aside, the Cassians have become my favorite characters by far, there has been so much development shown since their introduction.
Centcomm 26th May 2020, 8:35 PM edit delete reply

thank you .. i remember that first one.. :"D
megados 26th May 2020, 8:57 PM edit delete reply

I remember Acantha telling Lynn not to look at her or draw attention; she was part of Dec's "hit squad". Well that's how I remember it anyway, too lazy to look it up. Yeah they developed a lot since then, and they became favorites of mine too since then.
Oldarmourer 27th May 2020, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
Malati, Noctis, Feelie, Samantha, et just wouldn't be the same comic without them
Oldarmourer 27th May 2020, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
I went back and looked because someone tweaked my curiousity ;)
Black hair, different style, dark glasses, I'm not sure which Cassian it is but I don't think it's Feelie.
I can almost see the name but if I go back to look I'll be in the archive for days...again.
robnot 28th May 2020, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
Malati.. or at least looks like Malati..
and no name was given..
Oldarmourer 28th May 2020, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
I'd agree but I'm still not positive...her hair is similar but not the same although Casians should be able to change their hairstyle like anyone else

We can't see the cheek tattoo or her eyes through the shades when we first see her here, unfortunately, or that would make it clear.

compared to here

her skin colour also looks a little different than when we saw it in in that one and on 'Malati's Mission'

or at her unfortunate end :(
Gilrandir 27th May 2020, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Through the years, the dark maternal
Presence of the State Eternal
Spies out all designs infernal.
They go in the Cassians' journal.

(This public service announcement brought to you by the Nova Roma Office of Public Safety, Psy-Ops Division.)
Oldarmourer 27th May 2020, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
you mean 'public service warning' ;)
megados 27th May 2020, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

No reason an announcement can't contain a warning. :D
Oldarmourer 27th May 2020, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
I suppose any announcement coming from a Cassian would be presumed to be a warning ;)
Sheela 28th May 2020, 6:06 PM edit delete reply

Oh, let me guess .. the Cassians were also just meant to be background bit-characters like dolly, right ?
knuut 27th May 2020, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Thought your 3D print people might find this useful.
Marcus Ramesy 28th May 2020, 10:15 AM edit delete reply

thanks for the link... ill have to give it a try and see how it works
Oldarmourer 28th May 2020, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
Just had a thought...well, more like had it bludgeoned into me since today is a particularly ungood one..
You're taking Metformin, correct ? that has a side effect of, in medical terms, fucking up the lactic acid levels in your muscles and making it feel like you've done a heavy workout just getting out of bed.
If I knew a counter to it I'd put it out but I haven't found anything reliable yet.
It definitely affects my hands, along with arthritis, screwed up tendon, having them frozen a few times, neuralgia from a reaction to penecillin and 60-odd years of general abuse, I can tell when the lactic levels get high enough to be annoying and avoid anything strenuous to keep from adding to them.
I know that doesn't help with the pain any but it's never bad knowing what might be causing it, because knowing is half the battle ;)
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